Also, the House has just passed a bill that restricts (even further) women’s access to abortion and contraceptives (if the former doesn’t scare the shit out of you, the latter better):
NEW YORK (AP) – In Congress and states nationwide, anti-abortion activists are broadening efforts to support hospitals, doctors and pharmacists who – citing moral grounds – want to opt out of services linked to abortion and emergency contraception.
A little-noticed provision cleared the House of Representatives last week that would prohibit local, state or federal authorities from requiring any institution or health care professional to provide abortions, pay for them, or make abortion-related referrals, even in cases of rape or medical emergency.
Feeling pissed off? Fill out a quite form with Naral’s Pro-Choice America and get your voice heard by your local Senator (the Senate will be voting on this bill). It takes half a minute – spread the word to your buddies and get them to petition as well.